Victoria University College Capping Carnival. Wed. & Thurs., May 12th & 13th, 1920
Grand Opera House — Wednesday and Thursday—May 12th and 13th, 1920 AT 8 p.m. — "The Dogs"
Grand Opera House
Wednesday and Thursday—May 12th and 13th, 1920 AT 8 p.m.
A Musical Extravaganza in Four Acts. Perpetrated by the Victoria University College Sentimental Quartette.
Producer and Director E. Evans
Conductor W. H. Stainton
Stage Manager K. W. Low
Business Manager S. Mansfield
Property Master N. Blakiston
Pianiste Miss E. Joyce
Orchestra Misses Heinmann and M. Joyce and Mr. Lomas (Violins) Mr. Hume ('cello) Mrs. Stephenson (Bass) Mr. Thompson (Clarionet) and Mr. Tucker (Flute).
Costumes specially designed by Miss M. Richmond and executed under her direction by women students.
"The year'y course that brings this day about shall never see it but a holiday, a wicked day and not a holy day. King John.
Cast Off Caricatures.
|Prologue||E. K. Rishworth|
"I am a broken-hearted Troubadour
Whose mind's are aesthetic and whose tastes are pure"
|Act I.||The Dirty Dog|
Being the true and veracious account of the birth of Parliament.
|Scene:||A camp-fire in Merrie England|
|Non-Com||W. P. Pringle|
|Second Sentry||R. R. Scott|
|Officah||A. J. Mazengarb|
Let our martial thunder
Fill your soul with wonder"
— Wordsworth (re-worded)
Veitch & Allan - Ladies' Outfiiters
"I'd rather be a kitten and cry mew"—Shakespeare (re-shook)
|Robin Hood||E. K. Rishworth|
"A dear little lad
Who drove 'em half mad,
For he turned out a horribly fast little cad."
—(Great) Scott !
|Sir Simon de Montfort||Sir Percival de Martin-Smith|
"He'd everything a man of taste
Could ever want except a waist."
—Whittier still wittier.
|Sir James Fallen||K. W. Low|
"Whereat, with blade, with bloody, blameful blade
He bravely broached his boiling, bloody breast." Spokeshave.
Soldiers, Ballet and a Jam Tin.
Entr'acte Beautiful Ohio.
|Act II.||The Gay Dogs|
Being a sidelight on a Stuart Election.
|Scene:||The Village Green at Frankarua|
|Be-All Massive||C. C. Moss|
"Raise him on our brawny shoulders
Cynosure of all beholders
Chosen from his fellow creatures."
|Oliver Cromwell||N. G. Whiteman|
"Assume a virtue if you have it not."
Browning (done brown)
|Mrs. Cromwell||Miss D. Bingham|
"When first I met thee dearest wife
The bullrush was in bloom. A. E. Caddick
|Dr. Glibb||H. G. Miller|
"Heck thrawfu' raltie rorkie
Wi' thecht ta' croonie clapperhead
And fash with unco pawkie."
Browning (almost burnt)
|Ice Cream Vendors||Signor and Signorina|
Karantze Vadalla - Steak a da Hoisho.
|Job Gone Fraud||S. Mansfield|
"Having reached the summit and managed to cross it, he rolled down the hill with uncommon velocity."Barham
|DYM Jykes||A. S. Tonkin|
|Clerk||E. R. Murphy|
|(Not the Prof.)|
Villagers, Batmen and Auctioneers.
Veitch & Allan Guarantee Satisfaction
|Act III.||The Pow-Wows|
Being an exhibition of modern business methods as portrayed in parliamentary procedure.
"But then the prospect of a lot
Of dull M.P.'s in close proxmity
All thinking for themselves is what
No men can face with equanimity."
Wilde (toned down)
|Mr. Speaker||S. A. Wiren|
"How would you like this dash tomfoolery Every day horn ten to two."Gelbert.
|Clerk of the House||M. O'Donnell|
|Lady Blastor||Anna P. Slim|
"I cannot sing, I squall
And this is worst of all
Away goes my falsetto
My exquisite falsetto."
—Swift (still faster)
|Jay Pip Fluke O. Beer E. (semaphored)||P. Martin-Smith|
|Act IV.||The Dog Days|
Being Parliament gone to the dogs.
|Scene :||Ladies' Evening at Bellamy's one hundred years hence.|
|Premier||Miss H. Easterfield|
"Fairest and loveliest of created things."Shakespeare (shaved)
|Sir Bhomas Trindle||E. Sapsford|
"And the Amazons simpered and sighed,
And they ogled and giggled, and flushed,
And they opened their pretty eyes wide,
And they chuckled, and flirted, and blushed
(At least, if they could, they'd have blushed)Bab.
|Sir Brancis Fell||C. Q. Pope|
|Sir Kelly Noad||Miss O. Salmon|
"Woman needs no eulogy she speaks for herself."
Babes, Jazzists, Parliamentarians, etc.
No Coleridge (owing to shortage).
|Feet Praser||K. W. Low|
"Thou foster-child of silence and slow time."
|Wom Tilford||R. Gordon|
|Vositt||H. A. Anderson|
|The Right Henry||A. J. Mazengarb|
|Press Reporters||C. Howe, R. Gapes, M. Claris|
|Willie Classey||C. C. Moss|
|Newsboy||B. G. Mitford|
|Messenger||W. A. Sheat|
|Prince of Walls||W. P. Pringle|
"An over-devotional super-emotional
Wildly aesthetical madly phrenetical
Highly strung sensitive Prince."
— Pope (absolved)
Potential Princesses, Piffling Politicians, etc.
|Entr'acte||African Dance||Montague King|